When you first log into BigTree, you will see the Dashboard Overview page. This landing page serves as an entry point into your Website's Admin. On the Dashboard Overview page you can see how many pending content changes you have awaiting your approval and how many unread messages you have waiting in the message center.

BigTree CMS Dashboard Overview Page

Pending Changes

The Dashboard Pending Changes page is a comprehensive list of changes you have made as an Editor and changes awaiting your approval as a Publisher.

On this page you can see exactly how many changes are awaiting your review, what page or module the change is made to, and which user made each change. You can also quickly preview, edit, approve, or deny each change.

Pending Changes

Message Center

The Dashboard Message Center page is your inbox for messages exchanged with other BigTree users within your BigTree CMS. Messages you receive in the Message Center are permanently archived, and unread messages are presented to you on the Dashboard Overview page as well as in your Daily Digest email sent each day by BigTree CMS. On the Dashboard Message Center page you can view unread messages and review previously read messages and sent messages. By clicking the New Message button you can compose a new message and send it to fellow BigTree CMS users.

BigTree CMS Message Center

Vitals & Statistics

The Dashboard Vitals & Statistics page is a gateway to three very useful administrative tools: Analytics, 404 Report, and the Site Integrity Checker.


The Analytics page is an integrated, abbreviated look at your Website's analytics as tracked by Google Analytics. On this page you can see reports on Keywords, Traffic Sources, and Service Providers.

404 Report

The 404 Report is a comprehensive list of 404 errors triggered by users requesting missing pages and resources. 404 requests are ordered by frequency of the request, and can be dealt with from the list view in BigTree making it easy to register a permanent 301 redirect or ignore the 404 request.

Within the 404 report you can: view active 404 requests awaiting action, view previously ignored 404 requests, and view previously registered 301 redirects.

Site Integrity Check

The Site Integrity Check will search your site for broken/dead links and alert you if any exist.

You may choose either to include external links (links to other sites) or ignore them. Including external links will significantly slow down the integrity check and may throw false positives.